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Red Leaf Salad with Candied Walnuts and Grapes

Spring has sprung and summer is gearing up. It’s the perfect time for this Read Leaf Salad with Candied Walnuts and Grapes. Just right for lunch or a light dinner,

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Celtic Apple Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce

Apples have always played an important part in Irish folklore, tradition and diet, so it’s no surprise to find apple desserts in great supply and variety. This apple crumble, sometimes called ‘apple crunch’ when the apples are first cooked to soften them, is flavored with a respectable dose of Irish whiskey and topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble.

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Easy One-Two Recipes for Spring… One Shopping Trip, Multiple Meals

If you’re ready to celebrate spring in the kitchen, pair chicken with favorite seasonal ingredients like watercress, artichokes and new potatoes for a fresh-tasting dish. Here are four new recipes that will save both time and money. With a little creative planning, one one-stop shopping can yield two or more meals.

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Taste of the Mediterranean

Ease of preparation, pleasing flavors and distinctive textures characterize this unique, exceptionally nutritious summer salad. The combination of orzo and chickpeas lends the dish a lightly exotic flavor enhanced by the herbs, tomatoes, lemon and touch of honey.

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Celebrate Spring With Lamb Pilaf

In many cuisines, lamb is a traditional way to welcome spring. Middle Eastern cooking in particular is partial to lamb in many forms. It is a common ingredient in the rice pilafs that originated in that part of the world more than 700 years ago.

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Baby Artichokes Make A Marvelous And Easy Appetizer

Discovering a wonderful new appetizer can be like striking gold. Baby artichokes, new and hot on menus and party tables all over the country, are the basis of this very easy recipe that you can put together in less than 20 minutes. Includes appetizer recipe for Baby Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese.

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Spinach Tomato Quiche

Recipe for Spinach Tomato Quiche

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Dining Alfresco: Delicious Meals Outdoors

There’s something festive and even romantic about eating outdoors. The arrival of warm weather makes dining alfresco a particularly luxurious and relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. All you need for a truly memorable experience are good friends or family, a spectacular setting and delectable food.

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Springtime is Prime Time for Artichokes

Artichoke’s nutty flavor and meaty texture make it a favorite vegetable of many Americans – whether cooked or raw, hot or cold, savored alone or with other ingredients in salads or cooked dishes. Includes delicious recipe for Risotto with Artichokes.

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Say Goodbye to Grime with the Top Five Spring Cleaning Tips

As the seasons change, so does our notion of a clean house. Springtime has traditionally been seen as a sort of seasonal New Year. The cleaning products come out from your closet and the fresh scent of spring fills your home from basement to attic.

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Extraordinary History of Cherries

European settlers had hardly stepped on the soil of the New World before they began planting cherry trees. Early French colonists from Normandy brought pits that they planted along the Saint Lawrence River and on down into the Great Lakes area. Cherry trees were part of the garden of French settlers as they established such cities as Detroit, Vincennes, and other Midwestern settlements.

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It’s Spring Again and Allergies Are In Full Bloom

Chances are that you would just as soon not think about your nose. As long as it lets air in and out fairly easily, sniffs a nice aroma now and then, and keeps eyeglasses in place, a nose is, well, forgettable. But for 25 million to 30 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis – inaccurately known as hay fever – it is sometimes hard to think of anything but their noses.

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Safe Food Handling is Key to Healthy, Fun Picnic

Picnic grounds and backyards are bustling with barbecues, but food-borne illnesses can quickly spoil the fun. By taking simple steps when handling, storing and cooking food outdoors, everyone can enjoy a food poisoning-free summer.

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Pique-Nique? How to Add Some French Style to Your Picnic

With Summer comes the desire to break with the tradition of eating within the confinements of the dining room and move outdoors. There is something invigorating about spending a few hours relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying good food with friends and family. Isn’t it time to set yourself free and go on a picnic?

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Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer

Nothing lifts a room like fresh flowers, but they can be expensive. Here are ten tips to help you get the best out of your arrangements – from what to buy, how to vase them, and where to display them so you can enjoy them the most.

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Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

From geraniums and marigolds to petunias, lobelia and impatiens, even common annuals can make your home come alive with bright colors. And they’re easy to plant, inexpensive, and trouble-free.

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Strawberry Bliss

When it comes to berries, strawberries are by far the most plentiful, a fact that will be hard to miss in your grocery store produce section as they’re come into their peak… Learn a little bit about this great fruit, and celebrate Spring by making this Strawberry Tiramisu recipe!

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